The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District board approved taking the first step toward ridding the district of its migratory birds. Superintendent Wayne Barker said having migratory birds roost on the campus has caused damage, especially to the baseball and softball fields. He told the board at the Monday meeting that the first step is to complete the forms for Migratory Bird Depredation and the application for a Nuisance Wild Animal Control permit. Gary Schwartz, director of maintenance, will then take the next steps to removing the birds, Barker said, which will start with non-lethal methods of removal. Barker said the roosting of the large birds has become a real problem and that there are times when there appears to be 100 birds out on the fields.
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